A Fresno man was arrested by police Wednesday for threatening to shoot family members over an unplugged television.
Officers arrived around 10:15 p.m. to a trailer park located at 2533 W. McKinley Ave., between Marks Avenue and Highway 99, for an armed disturbance, Sgt. Robert Gonzales said.
The suspect, Edward Rohrig, 46, was taken into custody without incident, Gonzales said.
Officers were told Rohrig became angry after one of the family members unplugged a television he was watching and refused to plug it back in, Gonzales said. Rohrig threatened the person by telling him he was going to shoot him instead and walked to his bedroom.
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The person ran away from the trailer because he thought Rohrig would carry out the threat, Gonzales said. Another family member confronted Rohrig while he was armed with a .357 Magnum revolver, police said.
Rohrig placed the gun to that person’s head, cocked the hammer and threatened to kill her if she didn’t say where the first family member went, Gonzales said.
The suspect had been drinking throughout the day and signs of intoxication were seen, Gonzales said.
Rohrig was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspected assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats charges.
None of the family members were identified.